Ex-Wananchi CEO Richard Alden released on Ksh 2 million cash bail

Ex-Wananchi CEO Richard Alden released on Ksh 2 million cash bail

Former Wananchi CEO Richard Alden has been released on a cash bail of 2 million shillings with two sureties of similar amounts.

Alden has also been directed to deposit his passport with the court and not to leave the country without court consent.

He was also directed to reveal where he will be staying as the trial proceeds.

Alden is charged with killing Grace Wangechi.

He is also expected to be charged with being in possession of a firearm without a licence.

According to the charge sheet, it is alleged that Richard David Alden was found in possession of a firearm namely Glock pistol serial number WSF 494 without a firearm certificate.

Five witnesses have been listed in the charge sheet as witnesses to testify against the accused.

He will appear before the magistrate court on July 5th to answer to the charges.

Alden who was arrested on June 4th and later arraigned before the court pleaded not guilty to killing 42-year-old Grace Wangechi.

The 53-year-old Alden told police that Wangechi shot herself, though preliminary investigations showed that two of her fingers, the left thumb and ring finger, were fractured.

Police recovered spent cartridges at Alden’s house and confiscated his pistol as well as 34 bullets.

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